IMAGE FOR REFERENCE ONLY. FRAMESET COMES WITH FORK, SEATPOST, HEADSET AND STEM ONLY.

If I were to expand on the light, fast, responsive, line, I’d add in versatility and compatibility to that list.

The Radavist - April 2019

SKY + BLUE (AOTEAROA)

LIMiTED EDITION

USD 2,899.00 Disc

*Price includes taxes and shipping

AO means “earth” in Maori. With the introduction of the AO we take you back to the essence of why you started cycling in the first place. Where you take it and how you ride it is all a matter of how you express yourself on a bike. Whether you are the gravel racing kind looking to put together a race-inspired dream build or heading out with family and buddies for a journey cross country with panniers and ample bottles/cargo, the AO will suit your quest for speed, fun and adventure.

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31.6MM CARBON SEATPOST (DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE).

COMPATIBLE WITH 650B (MAX 47MM) AND 700C (MAX 42MM) WHEEL SIZES.

DROPPED DRIVE SIDE CHAINSTAY FOR MAXIMUM TIRE CLEARANCE.

MULTIPLE BOTTLE MOUNT OPTIONS.

REMOVABLE FENDOR/LUGGAGE MOUNT ON SEATSTAY.

1X AND 2X COMPATIBLE WITH OPTIONAL CHAIN GUIDE.

INTERCHANGEABLE CABLE STOPS FOR HYDRO, MECH, ELECTRIC AND DROPPER POST OPTIONS.

COMBINATION OF TORAY© T700 AND T800 CARBON FIBRE TO ACHIEVE TORSIONAL STIFFNESS AND VERTICAL COMPLIANCE.

WE USE PU MANDRELS IN BB AND HEADTUBE TO CAREFULLY CONTROL THE RESIN FLOW DURING PRODUCTION.

AO

At CHAPTER2 we believe that cycling is one of the purest sports. Just you, your bike and a healthy appetite for adventure and suffering.

AO means “earth” in Maori. With the introduction of the AO we take you back to the essence of why you started cycling in the first place. Where you take it and how you ride it is all a matter of how you express yourself on a bike. Whether you are the gravel racing kind looking to put together a race inspired dream build or heading out with family and buddies for a journey cross country with panniers and ample bottles/cargo, the AO will suit your quest for speed, fun and adventure.

The dropped drive side chainstay and generously sized fork crown will allow you to make all those cool choices that matter for where you want to take the AO. The whole rig has been elegantly engineered to accept up to 47mm tires with 650B or 42mm with 700C, giving you numerous tire and wheel combos to suit each and every terrain you want to throw at the AO.

As with any new frame design project, the geometry is the foundation to an awesome ride. Using an extensive database of ergonomic data we were able to map out the ideal geometry that matches both the seasoned gravel racer and adventure seeker. The AO’s geometry has a linear stack and reach correlation from XS all the way to XL just like the human body.

Married to this balanced geometry is a beautiful form factor that elevates the whole experience, employing carefully selected Toray® T700 and T800 in specific locations throughout the frame and fork to achieve a ride quality that will add smiles to every hill you crest and every sand or gravel turn you throw the AO through.

With a frameset only offer, the AO offers endless choices for gear combos, whether you want 2X or 1X you make the call. With a 2X set-up you can fit up to a 50/34T chainring and if you are 1X minded, you can install up to 48T ring with or without the factory supplied chain guide so that you never have to worry about dropping the chain when hit that rugged terrain.

The whole package is finished off with a compliant 31.6mm carbon seatpost, a dropper post friendly external seatclamp, internal cabling and a matching stem and headset to create an elegant yet exhilarating ride.

Frame Specs

Carbon:
Toray® T700, T800 & 3K Directional Carbon.
Frame 5 Sizes:
XS, S, M, L & XL
Fork 2 Sizes:
XS, S, M (55mm offset) and L, XL (50mm offset)
Frame Weight:
1180 Size M +/- 3%
Fork:
479g Uncut +/- 3%
Seatpost:
249g +/- 3%
Stem:
80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm and 120mm (+/-7°)
Headset:
CHAPTER2 Tapered 1-1/8” – 1.5”
BB:
BSA Threaded English
Electronic Shifting:
SHIMANO® Di2, SRAM® eTAP & Campagnolo® EPS compatible
Battery Type:
Di2 SM-BTR-2 and EPS V3 Battery compatible
Tire Clearance:
42mm (700c) & 47mm (650B)
Brake Type:
Disc Only
Disc Thru-Axle Spec:
Flat Mount
FR 12x100mm, RR 12x142mm
E-Thru M12x1.5mm
Safety Standard:
EN ISO 4210:2014

Torque Specs

Saddle Rail:
6-8Nm
Integrated Seatclamp:
5-6Nm
Stem (Steerer):
6Nm
Stem (Handlebar):
6Nm
Rear Derailleur Hanger:
2Nm
BB Cable Guide Cover:
1Nm
Water Bottle Cage Bolts:
3Nm

WHAT YOU GET

Frame
Fork
Stem
C2 fork expansion bolt
Headset
Headset spacer kit
Seatpost
Thru Axles
Installation Diagram

FRAME GEOMETRY

Size
XS
S
M
L
XL
Stack
XS: 521
S: 548
M: 576
L: 605
XL: 634
Reach
XS: 355
S: 366
M: 377
L: 388
XL: 399
A. Top Tube Length
XS: 509
S: 528
M: 547
L: 567
XL: 587
B. Head Tube Length
XS:105
S: 130
M: 155
L: 179
XL:209
C. Seat Tube Angle
XS: 73°
S: 73°
M: 73°
L: 73°
XL: 73°
D. Head Tube Angle
XS: 69°
S: 70°
M: 71°
L: 72°
XL: 72°
E. Seat Tube Length
XS: 460
S: 480
M: 500
L: 530
XL: 560
F. BB Drop
XS: 74
S: 74
M: 74
L: 74
XL: 74
G. REAR CENTER
XS: 420
S: 420
M: 420
L: 420
XL: 420
H. Wheelbase
XS: 998
S: 1010
M: 1021
L: 1026
XL: 1046
I. Front Center
XS: 589
S: 601
M: 612
L: 617
XL: 638
J. Fork Offset (2 Forks)
XS: 55
S: 55
M: 55
L: 50
XL: 50
FORK LENGTH
XS: 399
S: 399
M: 399
L: 399
XL: 399
Seatpost Setback
XS: 15
S: 15
M: 15
L: 15
XL: 15
RECOMMENDED STEM LENGTH (-7°)
XS: 80
S: 90
M: 100
L: 110
XL: 120
FRAME THICKNESS (REAR DISC BRAKE CALIPER)
XS: 25
S: 25
M: 25
L: 25
XL: 25
STANDOVER HEIGHT 700 x 25c
XS: 737
S: 761
M: 787
L: 817
XL: 846
STANDOVER HEIGHT 700 x 35c
XS: 740
S: 764
M: 790
L: 820
XL: 849
STANDOVER HEIGHT 700 x 42c
XS: 747
S: 771
M: 797
L: 827
XL: 856
RECOMMEND RIDER HEIGHT (CM)
XS: <170
S: 165-175
M: 170-180
L: 175-185
XL: >180

Note: All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise noted.

MOUNT RUAPEHU

At 2,797m above sea level Mt. Ruapehu’s Tahurangi Peak is the highest point on New Zealand’s rustic North Island. Located at the Southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone with an active crater nestled between 3 major peaks, the majestic Tahurangi imposes itself on its surrounding landscape.

Accessible via Okahune Mountain Road which rises from Okahune at 600m to Turou ski fields at 1,600m via a 17km road at average gradient of 6% and maxing out at 15% it can surely challenge any brave mind, body or soul. With recorded eruptions at Mt. Ruapehu as recently as 2007, it is New Zealand’s only Hors Catégorie (beyond categorisation) climb.

The appropriately named HURU (feather and rising in Maori) is CHAPTER2’s definitive climbing frame, designed and manufactured with exacting precision.

Mount Ruapehu’s contours adorn the HURU’s distinctly engineered silhouette, celebrating its svelte 790g climbing credentials across CHAPTER2’s Essential Collection, Limited and Team Edition frames.

Where will the HURU take you?

The Road Less Travelled

At CHAPTER2 we believe that cycling is one of the purest sports. Just you, your bike and a healthy appetite for adventure and suffering. We know that your bike is an extension of your lifestyle, as it is ours. And we know how important it is to have bragging rights to the coolest looking kit on your local bunch ride/race.